Friday, January 29, 2010

Vegas on the Brain...

Well I was going to share a picture of my lucite purse that I finally got but I left my camera cord at home. Oh well. The good news is that it looks exactly as it does in the Ebay photos. I couldn't be happier!

I was watching videos on Youtube yesterday and came across one from LisaFreemontStreet that I thought was interesting. All of her videos are interesting actually. She does great vintage hair tutorials. But this one got my wheels turning because it was about Viva Las Vegas. Heres the video:

For anyone that doesn't know, Viva is a Rockabilly weekender that takes place every year in Vegas (duh). Its tons of bands, DJ's, and dancing. Theres a burlesque contest, a Jive contest, a HUGE car show, a Tiki pool party, among others. This years event, number 13, is taking place April 1-4.

Heres a good video showing last years pool party and Jive contest. Dancing goes on until 7AM every night.

I've been going to Viva since 2001 and its always a great time. Its the only time I get to see a lot of my friends as we all live all over the place now. I've made a lot of new friends from all over the world just by going to Viva as well. In fact its where I met my sweetheart!

With it being about 2 months away now I am in total Viva mode!! I have a few new things in my closet that I'm planning on wearing but I need to get more. A trip to Boulder and Kansas City in the next couple weeks should take care of that. I also have a pile of things that need to get altered or cleaned. Not to mention that I need to lose the 10 pounds I gained over the holidays. The main thing is planning my wardrobe for the weekend. 2-4 outfits a day. Thats a lot!!

I thought I would share with you guys some photos of past Viva's and some of the outfits I put together.

My best friend Lil e (thats his nickname). This outfit is actually a vintage bathing suit with a vintage black crotchet wrap skirt over it. Its open in the front. One of my favorite pool side outfits!

These are my OG's, Tina and Tara. We do themed nights a lot. I believe we are all wearing Kamehameha halter dresses.

e, Tara, me and Emma. One of my favorite photos. Emma is wearing one of the first vintage dresses that I ever bought. I love the daisy's!!
This would be titled 'The Day After'. Me and my friend Courtney had a VERY drunken evening...
Tinas dress is a Whirling Turbin (she has like 5 of them!) and Tara's I'm not sure, but its one of my favorites that she owns. Mine is a tie top and shorts playsuit over a red vintage halter top. Its not vintage and is probably from the 90's. It looks the part though!
2002 when me and e won the Jive contest. It was a great surprise to win but I wanted to vomit afterwards. I'm wearing an oriental rayon top and a pencil skirt. Neither are vintage.

Basically, when I'm a little tipsy, I'm a total dork. I'm goofing around with Teresah and Kath.
This dress is a Kamehameha and one of my favorites! I love it more because I got it for really cheap.

If you look closely at Tina you will find a half sleeve of fake tattoos. She's funny like that. I bought that dress at the event and it was a bit too big in the bust. I was determined to wear it though and had a lot of safety pins. Problem solved!

It looks like I just slapped Seth and am laughing evily about it. But I swear I didn't!
I'm wearing a Kemehameha that e and Tina gave me for me birthday. Seth is wearing his classic Viva outfit, vintage shirt over skater jeans with sneakers. lol!

Siobahn, Renee, Oran, me and Teresah. Tiki pool party madness. I am spacing on my bikini's brand. My lucite purse is pink though so thats all I cared about :-)

Tara couldnt make it last year on account of her giving birth to twins, but we made sure she was there anyways and that she had a great time.

This is one of my favorite dresses. No label buts its vintage and its tiger striped with rhinestones. 'nuff said.

I simply can't wait for this years Viva!! All my original Albuquerque friends are going so it'll be an OG reunion. I'm really lucky to have such a great group of friends that haven't let anything get in the way. Not moving to San Francisco (e), or going to med school/Air Force boot camp/moving to Fairfield/becoming a DR (Tina), getting married and having Twins (Tara), finally finishing college (Seth), or moving to Denver (me). We've all maintained our friendships without letting life get in the way. This may be the last year that we can all get together though. Tina is about to move overseas to perform her service to the Air Force and then soon enough her and Seth will be married. I'm happy for them but sad I won't have them in Viva anymore. But I'm sure we'll figure something out!!


  1. i love it! i'm going to vlv for the first time this year and am already in viva mode too!

  2. I'm like you, many mounths before fest I think about it every day. You must come to visit good old Europe and see a "Screamin" or a "High rockabilly" fest in Spain. It's like VLV, it's less fashion (ok there always girls with ton of hairspray who never jive, only stroll to keep their haircut ha ha ha oh my god ! Why they came, does they Really love the music ??? Hahaha) but it's more wild and there is the beach in plus !!!!! without desert suffocation. You should come, you will really enjoy it... It's completely crazy.

  3. Hey hun, I followed you here from Deluxeville's site. I love your blog! Look forward to watching ur vids and reading the rest of your blog.

  4. To Big Mama: we were gonna go to the High last year but just couldnt swing it. I really wanna go cuz I wanna go to Spain and I hear the High is great fun! As for girls that just look pretty and don't dance... thats not me!! I will do an elaborate updo and wear a circle dress and still be out there jiving up a storm! It can be done. You just have to wear comfy shoes.
    To Purple Crown Princess: thank you so much!! I adore Deluxeville's blog so hopefully I can capture just a bit of what she does :-)

  5. i know at the first sight it wasn't you babe !!!! Spain is great, always sunshine, blue sea, nice people, it's so crazy. Things change since 3 years cause it's became more and more famous but def, you must came. Parties on the beach, hibiscus flower everywhere, sea and rockabilly music. It's the paradise.

  6. It sounds like paradise!! Living in Denver makes me yearn for a sunny beach. We will definitely try to get to the High this year. Its on our 'to do' list!

  7. My husband and I are going to try to go next year (2011) crossing my fingers!


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